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Postposted on Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:18 pm

So I just installed pfSense on a spare machine. It installs CARP by default by the way. It looks *extremely* cool. Has anyone used this? It looks beyond perfect.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:06 pm

Huh, I am a little surprised that no one here has taken a look at it.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:16 pm

I've tried smoothwall, clark connect and a few others but never heard of pfsense until now. I don't know how popular linux/bsd stand alone firewalls are anymore. I ended up installing a couple of used sonicwalls that I found on e-bay.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:10 am

Interesting. Have embeded devices stolen a lot of share of the Firewall market?
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:34 am

I've done a couple network installs with another guy I work with. pfSense is all he uses. I'll admit that most of the functions it offers are still a bit over my head but it seems to offer a lot of functionality. The SquidGuard content blocker that works with pfSense is pretty nice too. Lets you redirect blocked traffic to any address. Its fun getting support calls asking why users who are trying to do their Christmas shopping at work keep getting redirected back to google.com... lol
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:44 am

My home router has been pfSense on an embedded system (ALIX) for about six months now. I'm pretty satisfied with it.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:21 am

I have been using pfSense for about a year.
It has been very stable and very powerful, the Traffic Shaper (QoS) works as far as I can tell.
And I like the UI.

It also has the added bonus for me in that it runs from the cd and saves all the config data to a usb stick.
I have it running on an old NEC pc with no harddrive.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:47 pm

I've been a pfsense home user for about a year or so now. I run it in a VM on a debian host that has a dedicated nic connected to my cable modem.

I'm far from a pfsense power user, more of just a user user. The simple interface is a plus, the modules (i think that is what they call them) are easy to install, and rules and module configuration is about as straight forward as you can get.

I want to start trying out some VPN functionality soon.
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Re: pfsense

Postposted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:19 am

bfitzhugh wrote:I've been a pfsense home user for about a year or so now. I run it in a VM on a debian host that has a dedicated nic connected to my cable modem.

I'm far from a pfsense power user, more of just a user user. The simple interface is a plus, the modules (i think that is what they call them) are easy to install, and rules and module configuration is about as straight forward as you can get.

I want to start trying out some VPN functionality soon.


How is the performance of your WiressLan after you use pfSense ?
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